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View Poll Results: which packager you prefer : apt or yum ?
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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Lightbulb yum against APT

I am comparing all the Linux Distributions.
I dont look at the "original" distributions because they are strange, they have few support, they have strange package manager etc. etc. They may be good anyway.

I am trying to focuse on the most available distribs, and the best of them.

I can see 2 main package managers :
-yum remplaced the old and not good RPM (Red Hat).
-APT comes from Debian.

Which one do you think is best ?

I have a preference for APT because Debian is a very high quality distribution and very close to the GNU/GPL spirit.

What do you think ?
Old 06-19-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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Sorry I should have posted this in the Distributions Forum. Sorry.
Old 06-20-2005, 03:55 AM   #3
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For me, they work equally well. I prefer apt and use synaptic (which by the way, also works on rpm based distros), but its not a technical decision, but personal preference.
Old 06-20-2005, 04:15 AM   #4
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As a debian user, I prefer APT,
I use debian since years now and the main reason is the power of package system.
It gives an hight stability to the system.

Old 06-20-2005, 05:01 AM   #5
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With my experience i found apt more helpful in getting the results.

I started with yum but struggled as I was too much of a noob.

Resultwise apt got me most of the things I wanted...

Old 06-20-2005, 05:33 AM   #6
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I am using APT+SYNAPTIC with FC3. It works great with RPMs. I prefer it over yum.
Old 06-20-2005, 09:45 AM   #7
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Do you think apt can still be improved ?


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